LAC Main Seminar Series: Book Launch: Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations

Convener: Professor Leigh Payne

Edited by: Leigh Payne, Laura Bernal-Bermúdez and Gabriel Pereira

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The rights of victims to truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-reptition when businesses are involved in past and present abuses are seldom achieved. A legacy of impunity has prevailed globally in which economic actors have incurred few legal or financial costs for violating behaviour. This volume tracks business accountability efforts in the aftermath of World War II and continuing today in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The book presentation at the Latin American Centre will focus on the Latin American cases covered in the book (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Honduras). It will present the tools applicable to different country contexts that have facilitated corporate accountability and analyze the barriers that persist. This book presents the past and the present of accountability for corporations complicit in gross human rights violations, and also considers what the future may hold.